The PBA has just ushered in its 42nd season but that didn’t prevent the league from collecting P38,000 in fines from eight players and one coach for their different infractions during the first week of the Oppo Philippine Cup.
NLEX big man Enrico Villanueva got the heftiest fine of P15,000 for a flagrant foul penalty one on rookie Carl Bryan Cruz and his “sarcastic and disrespectful on-court behaviour” during their game versus Alaska last week.
His teammate Eman Monfort was also slapped with a P10,000 penalty for “committing an injurious contact” again on Cruz.
Outspoken new NLEX coach Yeng Guiao got penalized in his first game with the Road Warriors, receiving a P1,000 fine for committing a technical foul for using profane language....
Dillinger was playing for the first time in two months, having missed the entirety of the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup due to a hamstring injury he incurred in their semifinals series against TNT KaTropa.
He groped for form in their 84-86 loss to Blackwater, playing just under nine minutes. He made the lone field goal he took and had three rebounds, but also committed two turnovers and was called for two fouls in the brief time he spent on the court....
Both players had impressive moments, with Grey showing off his scoring ability with a flurry of points to end the first quarter, while Daquioag held his own when tasked to defend Blackwater rookie Mac Belo.
Neither player was satisfied with his performance after the game, however, and not just because they lost the game....
The Bolts failed to sustain a hot start in the fourth quarter, had no answer for Blackwater rookie Mac Belo, and gave up the go-ahead lay-up to Denok Miranda with less than four seconds left. In their last possession, the best shot they got was a three-pointer by Joseph Yeo that badly misfired.
Blackwater held on for an 86-84 win, making franchise history at the Bolts' expense....
That’s why he doesn’t want to put too much on the 11 points and four rebounds he posted in his PBA debut, but rather rue the Bolts’ 86-84 defeat to the Blackwater Elite on Sunday.
“It’s a learning process, but we lost, so what’s the point of my 11 points, right?,” he said....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2016-2017 Philippine Cup||1||1||0.500|
|2015-2016 Governors' Cup||13||10||0.565||Runner-up|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||11||6||0.647||4th|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||1||10||0.091||12th|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||6||7||0.462||7th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||8||8||0.500||4th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||7||6||0.538||6th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||3||6||0.333||9th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||6||6||0.500||7th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||5||10||0.333||9th|